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Lucideon Sets Sights on Global Expansion and Jobs Growth

Lucideon is on course for major expansion with plans to grow its team of scientists, researchers and support staff by more than 20 per cent this year.

The organization has already brought on board 34 new members of staff this year with a further 20 new recruits expected to join by the end of the year.

It brings the global team to 240, with the majority of the new jobs created at Lucideon's global headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent.

Tony Kinsella, Lucideon's Chief Executive, said: "Lucideon is world-renowned for its expertise in the aerospace, defence, construction, nuclear, healthcare and technical ceramics sectors, and we have ambitions to grow globally.

"We are currently a £20 million business but are confident we can develop to between £60 million and £80 million over the next few years.

"Since January we have welcomed 34 new members of staff to the company and we anticipate a further 20 people will join us by the end of the year."

Among the new recruits joining Lucideon are three accomplished PhD graduates working from the company’s Stoke-on-Trent HQ - Dr Samira Bostanchi, Dr Agata Lapa and Dr Elliot Douse.

Dr Bostanchi is a PhD graduate of the University of Sheffield and joins Lucideon's Flash Sintering team as a Ceramics Technical Consultant.

She has a background in Physics (BSc) and Nanoscience (MSc) which she further explored during her PhD, and is focussing on ceramics processing for artificial hip replacement applications.

Dr Lapa joins the Advanced Materials and Processes team working on healthcare, agriculture and geopolymers projects, exploring new applications for glass and ceramics.

After finishing a degree in Biomedical Engineering in Kracow, Poland, she was a PhD student in the European Funded Project HyMedPoly - a European collaboration between universities and industrial institutions such as Lucideon.

Finally, Dr Douse joins the organization as a technical consultant following his research in ceramics for aerospace applications.

A Chemistry graduate from University of Surrey he furthered his studies at the University of Birmingham with a research fellowship exploring ceramic materials in manufacturing.

Tony Kinsella added: "These are exciting times for the organisation and we are delighted to welcome these three highly accomplished scientists, who bring great expertise and fresh thinking to our business."

20 August, 2019

Agata, Elliot & Samira

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